Finding a balance: cancer & immunity

Lead researcher

Prof Mark Smyth, Dr Michele Teng

Cancer Immunology Program, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Years funded

This project explores several potential mechanisms by which the immune system might promote cancer development, growth and spread.

The results of our studies should lead to a better understanding of the processes by which tumors hijack immune system function and better development of treatment interventions that boost immunity against cancers.

Annual Lay Report

Finding a balance: cancer and immunity

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant


$96,394 in 2011, $99,736 pa in 2012 and 2013